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Irish Coffee Sundaes with Caramel Whiskey Sauce an

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Coffee fans rejoice. This particular incarnation as a coffee ice cream sundae with a whiskey-spiked caramel sauce is so insanely good, we suspect you’ll be indulging in this far more often than the drink itself!

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4-6 (total time is about 1 1/2 hrs)
15 Min
Stove Top



1 large
egg white
1/2 tsp
instant coffee granules, crushed
1 Tbsp
caraway, anise or fennel seeds
1 pinch
1 c
walnut pieces (3 1/2 ounces), coarsely chopped


1 c
granulated sugar
1/4 c
6 Tbsp
irish whiskey
1/4 c
heavy cream
1/4 tsp
2 pt
good-quality coffee ice cream

How to Make Irish Coffee Sundaes with Caramel Whiskey Sauce an


  • 1For Coffee Nut Crisp:
  • 2Preheat oven to 325°F with rack in middle. Line a rimmed sheet pan with a nonstick baking liner, or line it with foil and lightly oil foil.
  • 3Whisk egg white with sugar, coffee powder, and salt in a bowl until blended. Stir in walnuts until coated. Spread mixture into a 10- by 8-inch rectangle in pan.
  • 4Bake until crisp is dry to the touch, 20 to 25 minutes. Transfer pan to a rack to cool completely.
  • 5Loosen crisp with a metal spatula and break into small pieces.
  • 6For Sauce and Sundaes:
  • 7Bring sugar and water to a boil in a 2-quart heavy saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Boil without stirring, but washing down any sugar crystals with a brush dipped in cold water, until syrup begins to turn golden, about 5 minutes.

    Continue to boil, swirling pan occasionally, until syrup is a deep golden caramel.
  • 8Remove pan from heat and carefully add whiskey, cream, and salt (mixture will bubble up and steam and caramel will harden).
  • 9Return pan to heat and simmer, stirring, until caramel is dissolved and sauce is smooth. Cool to warm.
  • 10Serve sauce over scoops of coffee ice cream then sprinkle with walnut crisp.
  • 11NOTE:
    Crisp can be made 4 days ahead and kept in an airtight container at room temperature. (Watch out, though; it’s so delicious, you will be hard-pressed to resist devouring all of it before your guests arrive!)

    Sauce can be made 4 days ahead and chilled, covered. Rewarm to serve. Any leftover sauce will keep, chilled, at least 1 week

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About Irish Coffee Sundaes with Caramel Whiskey Sauce an

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy